Latest Property damage News

Deliberate blackouts possible again in California amid winds

Oct. 22, 2019 1:05 AM EDT

With windy, dry weather in the forecast again, California's largest utility said Monday it's considering shutting off power this week to about a half million people to try and prevent wildfires ignited by electrical equipment. Pacific Gas & Electric said shutoffs in the northern part of the state could...

The Latest: Bushes home spared by Dallas tornado

Oct. 21, 2019 11:21 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — The Latest on severe weather that struck portions of the central and southern U.S. (all times local): 9:30 p.m. The tornado that caused widespread damage in north Dallas passed closed to the home of former President George W. Bush and Laura Bush but caused no damage. Bush spokesman Freddy...

Tornado slams Dallas; 4 killed in Arkansas, Oklahoma

Oct. 21, 2019 11:17 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — A tornado tossed trees into homes, tore off storefronts and downed power lines but killed no one in a densely populated area of Dallas, leaving Mayor Eric Johnson to declare the city "very fortunate" to be assessing only property damage. A meteorologist said Monday that people took shelter...

Severe weather downs trees, power lines in southern Missouri

Oct. 21, 2019 8:47 AM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — Authorities say a severe weather system has toppled trees and power lines, damaging some homes and outbuildings across parts of southern Missouri. National Weather Service Meteorologists Megan Terry says crews were headed out Monday morning to determine whether straight line winds...

Washington tornado up roots trees, sends them onto homes

Oct. 20, 2019 11:50 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The National Weather Service says a tornado touched down near Shelton, Washington. KOMO-television reports the tornado on Friday night had winds up to 100 mph (161 kph). The tornado started on land and traveled more than a half mile before moving over the waters of Pickering Passage and...

Nestor heads into Georgia after tornados damage Florida

Oct. 19, 2019 9:22 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Nestor raced across Georgia as a post-tropical cyclone late Saturday, hours after the former tropical storm spawned a tornado that damaged homes and a school in central Florida while sparing areas of the Florida Panhandle devastated one year earlier by Hurricane Michael. The storm...

The Latest: Nestor brings rain, tornado warnings to Georgia

Oct. 19, 2019 9:03 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The Latest on Tropical Storm Nestor (all times local): 8:35 p.m. Former Tropical Storm Nestor has spread heavy rains over a large part of Georgia and triggered warnings for two potential twisters in the state. The National Weather Service issued two tornado warnings Saturday evening for...

70,000 California wildfire victims may miss out on payments

Oct. 19, 2019 12:47 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — As many as 100,000 Californians are eligible to receive payments for the damages they suffered from a series of devastating wildfires over the last several years. But tens of thousands of them have not sought compensation. They face a Monday deadline to file claims against Pacific Gas...

Burgum to ask for federal help following heavy snowstorm

Oct. 18, 2019 5:58 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum said Friday he will ask for federal help in dealing with the widespread flooding that occurred in the aftermath of heavy snow that fell last week. The storm dropped more than 2 feet (60 centimeters) of snow in central and eastern parts of the state. The...

Flood-damaged highway reopens after months of repairs

Oct. 18, 2019 12:22 PM EDT

PHELPS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A flood-damaged highway that connects northwest Missouri to Nebraska has reopened after undergoing months of repairs. The St. Joseph News-Press reports that the Missouri Department of Transportation reopened U.S. 136 west of Interstate 29 on Thursday. The major route had been closed...